Total Eclipse of the Heart

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 “For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”

Think about the moon for a minute. It controls the tides. It sets what we call “lunar cycles”, which affect migration, navigation, and many aspects of nature. And more. It is useful and wondrous in its own right.

The full moon up in the nighttime sky is a sight to behold. However, it doesn’t make its own light. It reflects the sun, giving off a glow and bringing brightness to the darkness. So, even through the darkness, we can see.

Occasionally, Earth gets between the moon and the sun. What happens then? An eclipse. We can’t see the moon’s glow anymore. It lost its connection to its source of light. So, we can’t see the light, either.

Now think about yourself.

You are wonderfully made to do good works. (Ephesians 2:10) You have talents and skills that God gave you that make you amazing.

As Christ followers, we have His light shining out of us. We reflect His light to a world of darkness, leading the way for them. We shine brightly, showing them His love and grace.

Occasionally, we let the world get between us and Jesus. We let cares and troubles and pleasures of the world block His light. If we let the world get between us and Him, we won’t shine. When we don’t shine there is darkness around us, and others can’t see His light. 

In the night the only way to see His light is reflected from someone else. 

If we aren’t reflecting His light, how will others around us find their way through the darkness?

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